Letter from the BBNC Education Foundation Executive Director

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It’s spring and that means the annual Higher Education and Vocational Education scholarship deadline is just around the corner!

BBNC Education Foundation took a big step forward and is now offering our scholarship application online for the first time in our history. We hope this change will save applicants time and energy in creating essays and other materials, and increase our ability to communicate with students. You can find information to the right on how to register.

As with all new things, a new process means learning—which is in line with our Education Foundation value Liicugtua (I want to learn). Please encourage students you know to give themselves plenty of extra time to learn this new process and submit their applications. Start early!

The Higher Education and Long-Term Vocational Scholarship deadline will be extended to May 15, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Alaska Time. We will be continuing to monitor the COVID-19 virus and will adjust this schedule if needed. We would like to encourage students to submit complete applications as soon as they are reasonably able to do so

We anticipate that it may be difficult for some students to access official transcripts, as campuses and school districts are adjusting staffing levels. Therefore, BBNCEF will ACCEPT unofficial transcripts from your most recently completed academic semester for the 2020-2021 academic cycle. These can be submitted/emailed directly to You may also continue to submit official transcripts, if you would like. If you are unable to obtain your transcript, please contact Angela Peacock directly at or (907) 265-7856.

We’re also around the corner from spring graduations. If you (or a loved one) is a soon-to-be Education Foundation alumnus, please reach out to us with your graduation plans, and send us photographs of the big event. We’ll make sure to list you in upcoming publications. We want to celebrate your accomplishment!

You can always reach me at (907) 265-7875 or
Best wishes for the spring,
Aleesha Towns-Bain